Originally Posted by Dreadhead
Friends just don't have to much experience with them. I'm only 18 but I want this motor to be able to stick with anything that may pull up beside it on the street. Any extra hassle with the solid lift camshafts ?
There will always be one car that is faster. But solid cams are really no hassle provided you do a few things-
use face oiling, or EDM lifters (the ones with a small hole in their face)
Use proper springs
take the time to set the lash, and set it a few thousandths tight
Use good oil, not the best oil Walmart sells but actual good oil (not available at Walmart).
Use locker rocker arm adjuster nuts (a girdle helps too).
Use screw in rocker studs.
All of those things except setting the lash need to be done with a hydraulic cam too, and with a hydraulic you have to set preload. You will have to adjust your lash about every 10-20,000 miles- though some have reported going almost 100,000 miles and never touching the lash. Setting the lash takes all of 30 minutes if you take your sweet a55 time (once you have the valve covers off).